Greek farmers join tractor protest in front of parliament for second day

Greek farmers honked their tractor horns in front of parliament on Wednesday after spending the night in central Athens as their protest against rising fuel and production costs stretched into a second day.

At least 8,000 farmers, beekeepers and livestock breeders joined the protest on Syntagma Square on Tuesday, echoing grievances at similar demonstrations across Europe.

Protesters gathering for rally against private universities, roads close

Students and teachers were gathering in the center of Athens on Thursday ahead of a protest against a government bill establishing private universities.

Hundreds of people have gathered at Propylaea and are expected to march to Parliament, prompting the police to impose traffic restrictions.

Suspicious envelope found at Russian embassy

A suspicious envelope was discovered at the Russian embassy in the northern Athens suburb of Palaio Psychiko on Friday morning.

Upon its discovery, embassy staff promptly alerted authorities. Soon after, members of the EMAK disaster response team and bomb disposal experts from the Greek Police (ELAS) arrived at the scene.

Greece rings in the new year

Greece welcomed the new year with fireworks and street parties at Athens' downtown Syntagma Square and other parts of the country on Sunday night, though global challenges were not far from people's minds, as the messages from the country's president and prime minister underscored.